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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday permitted Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to commence his evidence-in-chief from outside the witness box.
Abiy had just wrapped up his speech in the heart of the capital Addis Ababa when the explosion went off, sending the crowds towards the stage as the prime minister left hurriedly, apparently safe and sound.
The government of Ethiopia has said it will release more than 304 prisoners, including 289 convicted on "terrorism" charges, according to state media.
A court in Congo-Brazzaville has sentenced a former government minister to ten years in prison on charges of violating state security and being complicit in the illegal possession of weapons.
Egypt's highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for four people over forming a "terrorist cell" to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions.
A leading international rights group urged Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday to prioritise reforms aimed at ending human rights abuses during his second, four-year term in office.
Ethiopia released a jailed opposition leader and journalist on Wednesday and dropped charges against a group of bloggers in a wave of prisoner releases and pardons.
Democratic Republic of Congo's former military chief, who has been accused by Kinshasa of an attempted coup against President Joseph Kabila in 2011, has been arrested in Gabon, sources told AFP.
Prosecutors say a Dutch man who was convicted earlier this year of weapons smuggling and complicity in war crimes in Liberia and Guinea has been detained in South Africa.
Former Egyptian premier Ahmed Shafiq, who narrowly lost a 2012 election to a since ousted Islamist president, will challenge leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at a poll next year, two aides told AFP Wednesday.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday, urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to beef up security in 16 communities in Adamawa Southern Senatorial district.
Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has said that he is looking forward to the 2018/2019 Turkish Super Lig season after rejoining his club Trabzonspor for pre-season.
Wall Street stocks retreated in early trading on Tuesday as disappointing results from Netflix weighed on large technology shares.
President Donald Trump publicly thanked Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday for backing his stance towards Vladimir Putin at their inaugural summit -- the only high-profile lawmaker from his Republican party to have done so.
Roma are considering the bid, a world record for a keeper, but no deal has been agreed and the Italian side are said to want £66m.
The Founder of Integrity Group, Livingstone Wechie, has urged the Rivers State Government to make its budget implementation more open in line with fiscal democracy to carry the people along.
The founder of ‘One Love Family’ and Perfect Living Master, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to win the forthcoming 2019 elections to enable him conclude the job of repositioning the country and the fight against corruption.
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission to Nigeria has asked the federal government to take urgent action “on a coherent set of policies to reduce vulnerabilities and increase growth over the medium term remains”.
West Ham have signed midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio for a club record fee on a four-year contract.
TheVice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday told the National Assembly that President Muhammadu Buhari assented to bills sent to him based on merit irrespective of where they emanated from.